I think, in general, theater people tend to have outsized emotions and opinions about everything. So, the kind of person that will go on and on about how much they hate a show, will often be the same person who won’t shut up about how much they love another show. We’re all passionate here, in both directions.
Whatever happened with Michael Jackson is unknowable, unless some video tape is found. Of course, someone can say the accusers just want money. But one could also say that the MJ estate is calling the accusers liars because THEY want money.
There’s no way to say definitely that the accusers are liars. That’s one good reason adult men shouldn’t sleep in the same bed as children.
The MJ show will only be a success if people can sit in the audi
I was having a conversation with Mike Nichols several years ago, and I asked him if he had any connection with Annie 2 (he of course produced the original Annie.) He said, "no, you can't have a sequel to a musical." When I asked why, he explained, "a musical is about the most life changing moment in a person's life, and you can't have two of those."
Count me in as someone else who doesn't get the anger towards this show. I went last night expecting to hate it based on the comments on this board, and found myself loving it.
It's not perfect. I enjoyed the music, but found the rhyming embarrassingly sloppy. Alex's "character" voice can be irritating, although I eventually made peace with it. The set and direction are terrific, and the book is funny and very solidly constructed. Second only to The Prom (a show I
I sometimes ask people, "why isn't there a film of the original production of La Traviata?". They reply, "there wasn't film equipment back then". I then ask, "why isn't there a film of the original cast of My Fair Lady?". They have no answer for that.
There are decades of theater history lost forever because it was illegal to film Broadway shows. I welcome bootlegs. They're preserving history.